Lowfield Primary School
Lowfield Primary School

Foundation 2


This half term we will be finding out lots of information about Dinosaurs.  We will be dinosaur explorers in the role play, have a dinosaur cafe where we might make T-rex stew or jurassic juice.  We will be trying to use our phonics to write simple words and sentences.  In maths we will be adding one more and one less using dinosaurs and other objects and then trying out how to add and subtract two amounts together.  


This half term we wil be learning all about animals in Foundation.  We are going to spend two weeks looking at different types of animals.  Two weeks on sea creatures where we will read the key texts Billy's Bucket and Commotion in the ocean, two weeks on farm animals where we will read Mrs Wishy Washy and The Little Red Hen and wo weeks on jungle animals where we will read Rumble in the Jungle and Walking through the jungle.   


Help your child learn names for different animals. Why not visit Heeley City farm or Graves Park?  You might want to borrow the books from the library.

Welcome To Foundation

We would like to welcome all of our new families and children to Lowfield.  The children have settled into school really well and are adjusting to the changes of being at school all day.  We have been having great fun exploring our outdoor area where the sand, water and mud kitchen have already proved to be a big hit with some of the children.  Please make sure your child has a coat at school everyday as we do go outside in all weathers.

If you have any questions or concerns please speak to a member of the foundation team.

Ice, Ice baby!

With the cold weather hitting Sheffield the children had great fun in our outdoor area when they discovered that the water had frozen over night and created ice!  They hunted to see where they could find ice - finding circles of ice in the bottoms of the bowls.  They used spoons and mashers to try and break the ice and compare how big the ice shards were.  There was lots of language used to talk about what the ice looked and felt like.

Christmas Creative Fun with Parents

Many thanks to all the parents who came to our family Christmas creative session.  It was lovelt to see so many of you were able to make ut and join in the fun.  The children and parents made lollypop decorations, threading baubles, Christmas cards, snowmen cruchies were very popular, we painted Christmas trees and printed snowmen to name a few.  We hope you can make our next family creative on February 6th.


Last week we got to have a PE session with a judo teacher.  He taught us how to say stop and go and showed us how to move in different ways like frogs, bearsa and worms.  He taught us how to roll over and stretch in a variety of ways.  It was great fun and showed us some of the ways in which we can move in judo.

Foundation Curriculum 

How my child will be learning

The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children should develop the 3 prime areas first.  These are:

·         Communication and language;

·         Physical development; and

·         Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

·         Literacy;

·         Mathematics;

·         Understanding the world; 

·         Expressive arts and design.

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. At Lowfield the staff supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. 

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

How Parents Can Help

Foundation Years

Information for governors and families on the early years click here

Information on Sheaf Learning Trust.pdf
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Attendance & Punctuality

School starts 8:45am - 2:45pm for F2

School starts at 8:15am - 3:00pm for Y1

School starts at 8:30am - 3:15pm for Y2 & Y3
School starts at 8:30am -
3:15pm for Y4
School starts at 8:45am - 3:30am for Y5 & Y6

School Holidays

Term Dates 2020-2021
Approved School Calendar 2020-2021.pdf
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Please click here to view the Sheffield School Terms

Lowfield Primary School
London Road
Sheffield S2 4NJ

Tel: 0114 2552501



Headteacher: Mr C Holder

Office/Business Manager:

Lisa Wainwright

Office Staff:

Louise Colton

Maddie Allen

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